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The Southern Studies minor provides a multidimensional examination of a diverse geographical, historical, and cultural region called the South. The minor consists of 18 semester hours taught in five different departments. There are no required core courses. Students may take no more than three courses from any one of the participating departments and must take at least one course from three of the five participating departments. No course taken in the Southern Studies minor can count for credit in a student’s major.
Interdisciplinary minors require the student to complete a minimum of 15 to 21 hours from a list of specific courses. Unless otherwise noted, a student may take no more than 6 hours of courses from a single department until he or she surpasses the required minimum number of hours necessary for completing the minor. Exceptions to this rule may be found within the discussions of several of the minors. In most cases, a student is also limited to just 3 hours of credit toward the minor in the same department or discipline in which he or she is taking a major. Except for the Paralegal Studies minor, no course may be counted both for major and minor credit. Students must fulfill all departmental prerequisites for any course within an interdisciplinary minor. In some cases, advisors may approve course substitutions within these program requirements.